Sunday, February 5, 2012

Ondeh-Ondeh (Sweet Potato)

Ondeh Ondeh is a very popular nyonya kuih or dessert in Malaysia.This bright green color  dessert is made mostly from coconut and have pandan flavor(screwpine leave) .There are 2 varities of  this nyonya kuih.One make straightly from glutinous rice flour and another  made with sweet potato and glutinous rice flour mixture.The filling of ondeh ondeh consist of coconut flavor palm sugar and sugar..I like the softy texture of this tangy sweet coconut flavor snack.This snack is suitable to eat anytime and anywhere..


300gm glutinous rice flour ,plus extra for kneading
200gm boiled or steamed soft sweet potato,peeled and cut small
100 ml warm water
2 tsp pandan extract
2 tbsp granulated sugar
50 ml coconut milk

2 pieces palm sugar or gula melaka,chopped 
3 tbsp granulated sugar

100-200 gm grated fresh white young coconut ( if used previously frozen,squash excess water away)
1 tsp refine salt
Steam for 5-10 minutes and cool completely before use.


1:Mashed warm sweet potato until mushy.Combine glutinous rice flour and warm water in a mixing bowl,knead until pliable.Add in coconut milk, sugar and pandan extract in the flour mixture,mix well.If too wet add glutinous rice flour 1 tbsp at a time.If it's too dry ,add extra coconut milk and continue to knead until pliable.
2:Prepare a medium stock pot with water at high heat.Meantime,chopped palm sugar or gula melaka small and mix with granulated sugar.
3:Drop a drop of two oil into the rolling boil water.Roll the dough in ball about 30 gm each.Then press the center with your thumb  and flat it on your palm.Scoop some gula melaka or palm sugar mixture in the center.Close the opening and wrap the dough up .Roll each of the dough in ball shape.Place all the ball in a tray or plate.
4:When the water rolling boil,drop all the balls in the hot water about 5 minutes or until it's floated.Remove the cooked balls with a sieve scoop.
5:Drop the cooked balls into the bed of grated fresh white coconut.Roll the balls with grated coconut,covered completely.
6:Serve as snack with coffee or tea.

palm sugar/gula melaka

steamed sweet potato


ann low said...

This is my favourite snack. Looks so yummy :)

trezegue said...

I like, very interesting

My Asian Kitchen said...

Thank you dear ☺

My Asian Kitchen said...

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